The new Hazard Zone mode combines Battle Royale with PvE elements and thus represents the third mainstay of Battlefield 2042. In this guide, we show you how you can capture more black market credits in Hazard Zone and increase your chances of survival!
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How does Hazard Zone work?
Your goal is to recover data drives that you find in crashed satellites. You are always on the move as a four-person squad in the Hazard Zone and compete against five (Last-Gen) to seven (Current-Gen & PC) hostile four-person squads. In order to complete a match successfully, you have to escape with your collected hard drives by extraction.
There are only two extraction options during a match. The first extraction starts eight minutes after the start of the match, the second start seven minutes after the first extraction. If your squad is wiped out or if you miss the last extraction, the match is over and you will lose all of your hard drives.
But you also have to deal with AI-controlled occupation troops. Occupation forces mainly patrol areas where satellites have crashed.
How do I prepare for a Hazard Zone Match?
At the beginning of a match, you get an overview of the map, which provides you with information about the landing locations of the satellites with the hard drives and so-called uplinks. Uplinks are laptops that you can use to request vehicles, rangers, or reinforcements.
Take a good look at the map and make a note of the areas with uplinks and satellites – so you can start planning routes beforehand. In areas with a particularly large number of hard drives, you should expect enemy players and a lot of occupation troops.
You choose a specialist and then determine your primary and secondary weapons, which gadget you want to take with you, and, last but not least, the perks. Discuss the selection of specialists and equipment with your teammates in order to build the most diverse team possible. Assign a weapon to each player so that four people don’t run around with shotguns afterward.
Only the M5A3 rifle and a few perks can be freely selected from the start. All other weapons, gadgets, and perks cost black market credits. Stronger perks and weapons require more credits. Once everyone has chosen a specialist and their equipment, you will be thrown at a point determined by the game.
How important is teamwork in Hazard Zone?
Teamwork is much more important in Hazard Zone than in All-Out-War mode. On the one hand, you are always in four-person squads and only compete against other squads. This means that consultation before the match and communication during the match is of the utmost importance. If you don’t feel like having party chats, you can also communicate with the ping system . Mark opponents, weapons, uplinks, vehicles, and hard drives for your teammates.
What weapons and gadgets should my team equip?
Your squad should be as diverse as possible when choosing weapons and gadgets. Have at least one sniper with you and two people with assault rifles. Shotguns do a lot of damage but are of little use outside of hand-to-hand combat. Also, take a semi-automatic rifle with you for mid-to long-range firefights – the DM7, although one of the starting weapons, is extremely powerful.
In order for you to be able to find the positions of hard drives, at least one member of the troops must take the free scanner with them. Not only can you find crashed satellites, but you can also see enemies carrying hard drives. Your enemies are also able to scan the area for hard drives – you will be notified when enemies have scanned your position.
Ammunition is a rare commodity in the Hazard Zone. There are ammunition boxes marked on the map, but sometimes there are kilometers in between. Especially since at the end of the second extraction phase, there is no longer any time to visit the boxes. Therefore, a member should at least take the “ ammunition box ” gadget with them.
If no one in the team plays the sanitation specialist Falck, the “ medical box” gadget is a good substitute.
Vehicles determine victory and defeat
The maps are very extensive and you will often cover long distances. Vehicles attract more attention, but they also give you a high degree of flexibility because you can get from one point to the next faster. Furthermore, vehicles like the armored car are equipped with guns.
It is very likely that you will encounter enemy armored cars. In this case, you should equip the recoilless M5 or the C5 explosives. A team member should also take the repair kit with them so that you can bring damaged vehicles back into shape.
Even though vehicles like the armored car offer some protection, the whole squad shouldn’t be sitting in one car. The rocket launcher only costs 100 black market credits and is therefore equipped by many players. If you are unlucky, a good hit can destroy your vehicle and destroy the entire squad. Always take a second vehicle with you or look for vehicle uplinks .
The best tactical improvements for Hazard Zone
You can choose up to three tactical improvements. At first, you can only fill one slot, but with each successful exfiltration, you unlock another slot. As soon as you lose a match, you will be reset to only one free slot.
Each improvement brings an advantage, but there are five tactical improvements that are particularly helpful:
- Negotiated bounty: Get 50% more black market credits for killing occupation troops.
- Ammunition increase 2: +2 magazines for your primary weapon.
- Equipment insurance: In the event of loss, you will be reimbursed 50% of the cost of your equipment and tactical improvements.
- Secret Shops: 100% extra black market credits reward for extracted hard drives.
- Inside information: Reveals the landing position of satellites 30 seconds before landing.
- Faster healing 2: Your health regenerates 50% faster.
At first, you won’t be able to afford secret deals, inside information, and faster healing 2. The best tactical improvement for beginners is equipment insurance. This way, your spending on equipment and tactical improvements is kept within limits, which means you can accumulate more credits faster.
Which specialists are particularly effective in Hazard Zone?
There are ten specialists at the launch. Each specialist has special skills that give you an advantage in combat. But there are a total of four specialists whose skills are particularly useful in the Hazard Zone.
- Falck: Can remotely heal teammates.
- Engel: Distributes ammunition and armor – a particularly useful specialist due to the shortage of ammunition.
- Casper: Can scout the area with his drone and has a sensor that warns of enemies.
- Rao: Can deactivate enemy equipment and mark enemy positions.
Fight occupation forces, but avoid other players
Although Battlefield is actually known for its sprawling battles, you have better chances in Hazard Zone if you keep your head down. You will also receive black market credits for killing enemy players, but the main prize will be with the hard drives. Therefore, if possible, do not get involved in fights with other squads.
However, you can attack the occupation troops with a clear conscience. They are not exactly challenging and therefore do not represent a great danger. There are also credits for killing occupation troops. If you activate the tactical improvement “ Negotiated Bounty ”, you even get double the credits.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Unlock Stitch
Disney Dreamlight Valley’s new update has three new characters two of them are from Pixar’s Toy Story and one of them is from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. Players will be able to unlock Toy Story’s character easily but it is a bit technical to open Stitch’s character. As Stitch requires little patience and multiple Sub-Quests.
In this guide, we’ll tell you how to Unlock Stitch in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
The new update has a Stitch character in the game but you will not find it in the Valley nor in any Realm. Unlocking Stitch will require you to find three different socks around the Valley which will lead to hidden Sub-Quests and then you will be able to unlock Stitch. The Socks are very easy to find as they are not well hidden but the thing is players will not be able to unlock Stitch on the first day, they will have to wait for 10 real-life days to unlock Stitch.
Now, the reason for that is whenever you find the first Sock, the next sock will spawn in the Valley after 5 Real Life days so, you will find all three socks in 10 days and then after completing the Sub-Quests, you will unlock Stitch. Players can also change their system time and date to 5 days onward when they find the sock to complete it in a single day but it would be dangerous because you can easily corrupt your save file of the game. So, be careful if you want to change the system’s Date and Time.
The Three Socks that you need to find in order to unlock Stitch can be found in the following locations.
1st Sock Location
The very first Sock that can be found whenever is on the small Island near Dazzle Beach. You need to make your way to the small Island and you will find a Sock named “Slimy Stocking”. Finding this will start a sub-quest of Donald Duck in which you will have to give the sock to him and find the clue in his house.
2nd Sock Location
After 5 days, the second sock will spawn in the Valley and you will be able to find it in Peaceful Meadows near the pond and the staircase of Dazzle Beach. The Chewed-Up Sock will be Goofy’s and it will start a sub-quest in which you have to return the Sock to Goofy and search his house for the Clue.
3rd Sock Location
After 5 days of finding the second sock, the third sock will spawn in the Valley. You will find the third Sock in the Forest of Valor biome near the river. Picking up the Sock will start another Sub-Quest in which you have to find out the owner of Knitted Orange Sock and then search the owner’s house for clues.
After finding all the Socks and the clues in the owner’s houses. Donald Duck will use the clues to make a Homing Beacon that you will have to place on Skull Rock. The Skull Rock is on the Small Island near Dazzle Beach from where you found the first sock. Place the Homing Beacon on the Island and a cutscene will play in which Stitch will arrive in a rocket to the Valley. After that, you will have to talk to Stitch and Donald and then you will have to place Stitch’s house in the Valley.
After placing Stitch’s house, you will have to interact with Scrooge McDuck’s board and pay 10,000 Star Coins for the house. Once Stitch’s house is built, Stitch will be unlocked and players will be able to complete their questline in the game.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Find Buzz Lightyear’s Playing Cards
Disney Dreamlight Valley’s new update will let players interact with all new characters added to the game and help them settle in the Dreamlight Valley. While progressing through the questline of Buzz Lightyear, he will tell you to find his Playing Cards which are missing somewhere.
In this guide, we’ll tell you how to find Buzz Lightyear’s Playing Cards in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Finding Buzz Lightyear’s Playing Cards
Following the main quests of new characters added in the game, players will get a quest named “A Space Ranger Reputation” from Buzz Lightyear in which he will ask you to find the Playing Cards that he left somewhere in Bonnie’s Room. Now, Bonnie’s Room is in the Toy Story Realm so players will have to make their way to Toy Story Realm.
Go inside the Dreamlight Castle and access the Toy Story Realm to go inside Bonnie’s Room. Playing Cards will be hidden inside the Books. Players will need to find the Books and then need to interact with them to get Buzz Lightyear’s Playing Cards.
- ⦁ Playing Cards Location #1
- As you enter Bonnie’s Room, you will see a Yellow Colored Book with a Rainbow on it, leaning by the Basket. Go near it and it will start shining. Interact with it and the Playing Cards will come out of it. Pick up the cards to find the first Playing Cards.
- ⦁ Playing Cards Location #2
- Go to the right corner of the room in front of the Red Slide and you will see a Bluebook with clouds and musical notes on it. Go near it and interact with it to find second Playing Cards.
- ⦁ Playing Cards Location #3
- From the second location, go straight pass the White table and look to the right. You will see a Red Book with an Easter Egg on it. Go near it and interact with it to find the third and last Playing Cards.
After finding all three Playing Cards, you need to go back to Buzz to give them to him.
Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Make Minnie’s Gingerbread Cookies
In the new Holiday update of Disney Dreamlight Valley, there are new cooking recipes added to the game that players can cook in the game and regenerate their energy while eating the delicious new recipes of the Holidays. One of the new Holiday recipes in the game is Minnie’s Gingerbread Cookies which was also shown in the picture from Disney Dreamlight Valley’s tweet for the update.
In this guide, we’ll tell you how to make Minnie’s Gingerbread Cookies in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Making Minnie’s Gingerbread Cookies
Minnie’s Ginger Bread is a 2-Star Meal that is very easy to make because it only requires two ingredients to cook it. The ingredients that you are going to need are the following.
The main ingredient of Gingerbread Cookies is Ginger which will be hard for some people who did not have unlocked a specific biome from where it can be obtained. Ginger can only be gathered from the Forgotten Lands biome which requires 15,000 Dreamlight. Not only that, the Forgotten Lands biome is only accessible through the Sunlit Plateau biome which requires 7,000 Dreamlight so, it would cost a total of 22,000 Dreamlight to unlock the Forgotten Lands.
The players who are playing from the early access would already have unlocked all of the biomes and they can easily get it by going into the biomes and harvesting it from the ground. The new players will have to grind a little in the game by completing quests and Dreamlight Duties to get Dreamlight and then unlock the biomes.
Wheat is very easy to get as its seeds can be bought from Goofy Stall in the Peaceful Meadows you just need to plant the seed and water it, and then wait for a few moments to harvest it.
Once you have all the ingredients, go to any Cooking Station and add Wheat and Ginger in the Cooking Pot. Then Click on Start Cooking which will consume 1 Coal and the Minnie’s Gingerbread Cookies will be prepared. It is a very easy recipe and you can also gift it to other characters to increase Friendship level quickly.